Begin Main Content Area

The State Library of Pennsylvania

The State Library of Pennsylvania collects, preserves, and provides access to materials for, by, and about Pennsylvania to meet the information and research needs of all branches of state government, libraries, and the public.

The State Library of Pennsylvania is currently closed for in person services due to COVID-19.

Staff are providing virtual services and programming and can be contacted via the information included below. 

Staff are teleworking during office hours:

Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm 

Email:
Circulation: ra-circulation@pa.gov 
Interlibrary Loan: ra-ill@pa.gov
Rare Collections: ra-reflib@pa.gov
Reference - General: ra-reflib@pa.gov
Reference – Law and Government Documents: ra-law@pa.gov

Call:
Circulation: 717-787-3169
Interlibrary Loan: 717-787-4130
Reference - General: 717-783-5950
Reference - Law and Government Documents: 717-787-3273 

Complete an online library card application to request a State Library of Pennsylvania card.  

Submit an online reference request for help with using the State Library of Pennsylvania.

Chat online with a librarian via Ask Here PA or chat online with a librarian about government information.

Visit the State Library of Pennsylvania:
The State Library is closed to in person services due to COVID-19.
Commonwealth Keystone Building
Plaza Library (Museum Plaza Wing)
400 North St.,
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0211

Location: Plaza Level (Atrium), Museum Plaza Wing
ADA Access:
Use Forster Street entrance
Saturday Access: Use Forster Street entrance
Parking: Metered parking Third St. or Forster St.

Get directions and parking information.

Visit the Makerspace (by appointment only):
The State Library Makerspace is closed to in person services due to COVID-19.
State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St., Ground Floor, Delaware Room
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Location: Ground Floor, Delaware Room
ADA Access: Use Third Street entrance
Parking: Metered parking Third St. or Forster St.

Email:

Makerspace: ra-edmakerspace@pa.gov